Isabella & Alex
So essentially, this motor-controlled automata was a flop (I severely lack motor skills ha). There was too much focus put into the structure of the actual moving parts and building them, which led to an overall automata that was unable to be moved by a motor due to the heaviness of parts and the original placement of these parts. Our original idea of how the motor would be placed on the large dowel did not work, unless we were to change the entire holding structure of the piece. So due to that, it had to be cranked by hand instead. The original concept was to create this moving structure that resembled the rippling of a wave acting as a visualization of an object touching the ground or some other surface.